What you get with a Custom Site

This package is designed to get you up and running with a working site, complete with content.

  • I install WordPress onto your hosting account’s server.  This includes features designed to optimise the security of your site: databases whose names do not start with ‘wp’, a log-in with a secure name (as opposed to ‘Admin’), and a limit for log-in attempts.
  • I set your permalinks to ‘post name’ so that your page and blog addresses are more friendly to visitors and search engines.
  • I install the Divi theme from Elegant Themes, create a ‘Child Theme’, and activate it (recommended in case of any custom changes to your theme).
  • I create up to five pages including the front page of your site — I do the layout for you and add your content: images/text.
  • I create and install a custom header image or slideshow with up to 5 of your images for the front page of your site.
  • I put Social Media connections on the front page.
  • I’ll even install some useful plug-ins to help you get the most out of your site.

I can, of course, help you with additional items at my regular hourly rate.

What you’ll need to provide

  • Log-in information for your hosting account (you can change your password once we are finished)
  • What pages you’d like me to create
  • Colour preferences for menu links, etc.
  • Images or ideas to include in the header image I will create for you, or
  • Up to 5 images for a front page slide show

What I provide for $250

  • A WordPress site with up to 5 pages populated with your content
  • A custom header image for your front page (up to 3 revisions included), or slideshow including up to 5 of your images
  • Social Media connections on front page
  • Up to two revisions of front page layout options / colours
  • Proofreading and editing suggestions for your front page copy
  • Log-in information so that you know how to access the dashboard of your site
  • Free upgrades for your theme for as long as I work with Elegant Themes or they offer them to me
  • Ongoing support at my regular hourly rate
  • Layered Photoshop file of your custom header



Contact me to get started!

What’s not included

  • One-on-one support for how to use WordPress or the Divi theme. I assume that you’re willing to take responsibility on how to do this.  I do offer a page on my site with helpful tips and links to pertinent information.
  • Search Engine Optimization — I do not guarantee any ranking when people search for sites like yours. This is something companies charge a lot of money for. Check my help page for tips and links.
  • Technical support of any kind pertaining to your hosting account, emails associated with it, problems with your website due to incompatibility of plug-ins you may decide to add, lost data, or other things beyond my control.

I can, of course, help you with most of these items at my regular hourly rate.